News From The Watershed

The three-year project “Reducing land degradation and farmers’ vulnerability to climate change in the highland dry areas of north-western Ethiopia,” funded by the Austrian Development Agency, came to a close in June 2016.

The three-year project “Reducing land degradation and farmers’ vulnerability to climate change in the highland dry areas of north-western Ethiopia,” funded by the Austrian Development Agency, is coming to a close in June 2016.

Awarded goats in community-based breeding program

A recent targeted engagement with stakeholders showcased the many interventions and results of Rainfed Watershed Management Project, successfully putting them on path for district-wide scaling out in the Gonder Zuria District.

Women building mirt stoves in Gumara-Maksegnit

An estimated 98 percent of the population in Ethiopia uses solid fuels for cooking, with 85 percent using wood and 7.4 percent using dung. Like many countries around the world, Ethiopian women carry most of the burden of collecting firewood and gathering and drying cow dung for fuel.

Resource poor farmers in marginal environments have few options in crop production and lack access to new technologies. Farmer knowledge of, and access to, improved varieties is low in these areas.

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